• PCIS Parents/Guardians,

    I wanted to let you know that your child has access to ebooks through our catalog (Follett Destiny) and a few other resources.  I've posted directions on how to find ebooks on Destiny and links to those resources in your child's Library Google Classroom.  Please encourage your children to read at least 20-30 minutes each day.  Have them read aloud to you so that they can practice fluency and comprehension, and at the same time, you get to enjoy a story together!  Talk about what they've read.  Ask, who are the characters?  What is the setting?  What would you do if you were in this situation?  Did you like or dislike the ending?  Anything to invoke thoughts about the story.  I'll be adding more websites on Google Classroom as I come across them.  Please let me know if I can help you or your child while they're getting used to learning from home. 
Reading Matters
  • How to find ebooks on Destiny


     Epic! ebooks

    Have your students open up their web browser and

    1. Go to www.getepic.com/students

    2. Log in with your class code: jbp2316

    3. Select their name and they’re in!

    MackinVia ebooks

    1. Go to https://www.mackinvia.com/Enter/NoAuto

    2. Type Phenix City Intermediate under find my school/library name

    3. Username and password is pcis

    4. Click open book when you find one you like


    Free read aloudshttps://www.storylineonline.net/ 


    Free ebooks from Oxfordhttps://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/?view=image&query=&type=book&age_group=Age+9-11&level=&level_select=&book_type=&series=#

    Alabama Virtual Libraryhttps://www.avl.lib.al.us/(Great place to research, find reliable resources, and non-fiction ebooks for ALL AGES, including adults)

    Audible https://stories.audible.com/discovery (audiobooks) 

    📍Find Your Local Public Library HereAlabama Public Library Service - Public Library ListingIf families have public library cards, check out the local library’s offerings for digital resources:

    • OverDrive - Will need public library card number for access

    • Libby - Will need public library card number for access

    • Camellia Net -Will need public library card number for access  

    StoryNory: This site offers free audio downloads of classic fairy tales, world fairy tales, fables, 1001 Nights, and more.

    International Children’s Digital Library "A library for the world's children," this site contains thousands of books in more than 60 languages. So cool. Though there aren't many hard copies I could link to, perhaps some families have the books at home or would just like hearing books read in a foreign language.

    Scholastic TrueFlix (Grades 3+) TrueFlix helps students build science and social studies knowledge in an engaging way. Available through April 20, 2020

    • Username: Learning20
      Password: CliffordScholastic ScienceFlix (Grades 5+) ScienceFlix gets students excited about all sciences with exciting articles, videos, and projects.Available through April 20, 2020Username: Learning20
      Password: Clifford

    Big Universe K-12: It’s more than a library—this digital reading platform for students in grades K–12 takes reading to new heights. Students can access more than 17,000 leveled eBooks from more than 40 publishers covering a wide variety of topics from science and math to social studies, language arts, and more. Parents can register an account for their child/children.

    LibriVox (7-12) Free eBooks and audiobooks in the public domain. 

    Loyal Books (7-12) Free public domain audiobooks and eBooks to download. 

    Open Culture (7-12) Free cultural and educational media

    Junior Library Guild (K-12) Free ebook resources for middle and high school! Fantastic news from Junior Library Guild. They are offering free access to their ebooks. It is unlimited access to everything they have online, which consists of approximately 40 books and some audiobooks, and with an unlimited number of users per title.

      • High School:
        Username: JLGHI
        Password: JLGFREE

      • Middle School:
        Username: JLGMID
        Password: JLGFREE

      • Elementary School:
        Username: JLGELM
        Password: JLGFREE

    TumbleBooks (K-12) TumbleBookLibrary is a curated database of children's e-books, available by subscription to Elementary Schools and Public Libraries around the world. (Currently open access.)

    Capstone Pebble Go, Pebble Go Next, and Capstone ebooks

    • Username - Linkearth
    • Password - lovetoread


    Bound to Stay Bound - Authors & Illustrators At Home Resources https://www.btsb.com/authors-books/ 

    (Authors and illustrators share their stories and more!)


    Tween Tribune - Current event news articles for students https://www.tweentribune.com/


    Be sure to visit our library's other website http://pcismediacenter.weebly.com/ for more resources! I'll be recording some "maker" activities for students to do for fun since we can't access our makerspace!  Look for MAKERSPACE FUN in the topics listed on the website